The Long Beach Water Department is a Commission-governed department of the City of Long Beach consisting of over 200 employees and operating with an annual budget of approximately $120 million. The Department is seeking qualified applicants to participate in a unique academy designed to prepare individuals for the Water Utility Mechanic examination conducted through the City's Civil Service Department.
Selected candidates will be placed into the City's Water Utility Worker Non-Career position, with a maximum of 1,600 work hours available over a 12-month period. Participants of the academy will receive classroom and field training, qualifying experience for the Water Utility Mechanic exam, financial assistance with Water Distribution and CWEA exams, and behind-the-wheel class A & B commercial driver's license training (special conditions apply). The program will last up to nine months. Since the trainees are non-career employees, they are considered temporary, at-will, and not typically eligible for benefits; however, non-career employees will qualify for health coverage and sick leave accruals subject to applicable federal and state provisions.
Examples of Duties:
Under supervision, performs a variety of heavy manual, semi-skilled and skilled work in the installation, maintenance, operation, repair and testing of water distribution or wastewater collection system facilities, equipment and components.
Operates trucks, pneumatic and hydraulic tools, and related construction equipment.
Excavates, shores, backfills and compacts trenches.
Responds to service calls from customers, stakeholders, and the public.
Follows all safety rules and regulations.
May perform other related duties as required.
Requirements to Apply:
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
Possess a valid California Class C Driver's License.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:
Ability to work weekends, holidays, and overtime.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions, use common hand and power tools, deal courteously with the public, use simple arithmetic, and endure long periods of physical labor.
Ability to respond to emergency call-outs on a 24-hour basis and report to Long Beach Water Department within 30 minutes.
Ability to properly lift up to 90 lbs. without assistance
Additional Program Requirements (selected candidates must do the following):
Successfully complete required training units, including, but not limited to, water distribution, sewer collection systems, confined space, excavation and shoring, traffic control, CPR/first aid, and safety topics.
Comply with all LBWD policies and procedures and act professionally with supervision and the public.
Interested candidates must submit an application online at longbeach.gov/jobs by Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.
Incomplete applications and applications that do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered.
Additional Salary Information: $17.876 per hour, 40 hours per week (temporary)
Internal Number: Academy (Spring 2018)
About Long Beach Water Department
The Long Beach Water Department is a Commission-governed department of the City of Long Beach consisting of over 200 employees and operating with an annual budget of approximately $120 million. Established July 1, 1911, by the City Charter, the Department's functions are to regulate and control the use, sale and distribution of water owned or controlled by the City. In February 1988, the Department assumed the responsibility of the various functions of the City's sanitary sewer system, including operations and maintenance.